is a manufacturer of aftermarket and OEM car audio and In-Car Entertainment (ICE) products and accessories, as well as limited Pro Audio, and personal electronics such as earphones. Lightning Audio is a subsidiary brand of the company.
The Rockford Fosgate audio company was founded by Jim Fosgate
in 1973. Fosgate worked from his garage in Arizona, and he thought of the idea of adding an amplifier formatted for low-impedance loads into cars. These amplifiers were applied to speakers, which in turn made it able to drown out road noise and any other noise that prevented someone from listening to their music.
The company markets currently three distinct product lines with the brand's name. Prime
is entry level, Punch
line is more in line with other enthusiast level products, and Power
represent their high end products.
Lightning Audio's products are marketed separate from the main company's product as a value oriented brand.
In 2008 Rockford Fosgate introduced a new amplifier technology they call hybrid technology or HT for short. It was unveiled at the consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas. The technology makes it possible for the amplifier to put out more power than it takes in during extended musical transients. The technology was invented by one of... Read More